This one-day practical workshop (worth 8 CPD hours) will begin with a Graham-based contemporary dance technique class, including characteristic features such as the use of breath, contraction/release, pleadings and spirals. This will be followed by a brief consideration of Graham’s background and an introduction to selected works. After a movement exploration, participants will work in small groups to create phrases in the style of Graham.
To introduce participants to characteristic features of Graham technique and enhance participants’ practical skills and knowledge of contemporary dance;
On completion of the workshop participant will have:
An understanding of some aspects of the Graham technique and gained knowledge of Graham’s background and style
Improved technical skills in contemporary dance technique
An understanding of how contemporary dance can be taught in an interactive, accessible and inclusive manner
Explored movement in response to verbal instruction and created movement phrases in the style of Graham.